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Honoring Pat Tillman at the 20th Annual Pat's Run

Honoring Pat Tillman at the 20th Annual Pat's Run

If you know Jake Plummer at all, he's probably told you about Pat Tillman. Jake played football with Pat Tillman in college at ASU, and again at the pro level with the Arizona Cardinals. Cutting short his pro football career, Pat enlisted in the U.S. Army and was killed tragically by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

His legacy looms large. "Even in his death and ongoing legacy and his legendary status, he makes me feel like I’m not doing enough. I’m not doing more. He keeps pushing me — even in his death — to be a better man," Jake has said

Twenty years ago, right after he died, a group of his family and friends came together to honor his legacy with an annual fund-raising run in Tempe, Arizona. Since 2004, Pat’s Run has grown to nearly 30,000 athletes of all kinds each year. This past weekend, Jake had the honor of serving as race starter. Read more at Sports360AZ


This race is the signature fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholars program. Tillman Scholars are military service members, veterans and spouses with a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership, the continued pursuit of education and the commitment of their resources to service beyond self.

It’s a beautiful initiative honoring Pat’s memory. We invite you to learn more here. Better yet, come out next year and run the race!  

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